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Nationwide bus driver shortage affecting local school districts

Nationwide, schools are seeing a shortage in bus drivers, creating a concern for families relying on them to save millions of driving miles each year. Without enough bus drivers, local school districts are having to get creative. "We're sometimes having to double up on our bus routes," Black River Local Schools Superintendent Chris Clark told 3News. "We're also having to cancel field trips, cancel athletic events because we don't have the buses." Clark says when they're short bus drivers, some kids are forced to stay on the bus for hours due to doubling up on routes. "Most folks don't realize we're almost 118 square miles," Clark said of his district. "We're in Lorain, Medina and Ashland County." With no subs available, Black River Transportation Director Bruce Berry says staff members — including himself — sometimes pull double-duty. READ MORE: https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/education/bus-driver-shortage-northeast-ohio/95-2442e1e8-5dc5-45d5-83ab-85e371d8b0bf

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